|Food, Lies and Videotape.jpg|
|Season 3, Episode 17|
|Air Date||February 7, 1992|
|Next||My Brokenhearted Valentine|
Food, Lies and Videotape is episode seventeen of season three from the television sitcom on Family Matters. This show was originally aired from ABC on February 7, 1992. It was directed by John Tracy and written by Stephen Langford.
Urkel enrolls in a home economics course (just because Laura is in the same class), but he soon learns that he's simply not cut out to be a cook. However, Waldo discovers he might just have a hidden culinary talent. Meanwhile, Richie accidentally breaks Carl's video camera.
Steve, Laura, and Waldo are three of the students that have enrolled in the Home Economics classroom. The teacher in the classroom when she sees Steve she freaks out because she had been his teacher in another class and he had promised her that he would not roll into a class she taught in. The first assignment is to bake a loaf of bread. Laura learns from the teacher that she has to time things and set the oven at the right temperature. Waldo surprises the teacher with a baked Turkey and she asked him about the loaf of bread she assigned him to do. He then uncovers it. She is so amazed at how good a cook he is. Over the next few days the teacher even has Waldo cater a special party at her house. Steve Urkel is so upset at how he did not do well he tries the next day to make up by introducing a new invention of his called Urk-Yeast and when he tries to bake a loaf of bread the oven blows open with all the bread dough pouring out of the oven and making a big mess all over the floor.
Cast and Characters Edit
- Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Winslow
- Jo Marie Payton as Harriette Winslow
- Rosetta LeNoire as Estelle Winslow
- Darius McCrary as Eddie Winslow
- Kellie Shanygne Williams as Laura Winslow
- Jaimee Foxworth as Judy Winslow
- Bryton McClure as Richie Crawford
- Jaleel White as Steve Urkel
- Telma Hopkins as Rachel Crawford
- Shawn Harrison as Waldo Geraldo Faldo
- Danielle Nicolet as Vonda Mahoney
- Kim Valentine as Cassie Lynn
- Susan Krebs as Ms. Steuben
- In perhaps one of the longest-running subplots on the series (second only to the romantic triangle between Steve, his alter egos, Laura, and Myra), Waldo starts down the path to becoming a chef. His culinary aspirations would become a recurring subplot, transforming his character from a wannabe thug to a more likeable character with career ambition.
- Urkel: Come on, yeast! Rise! You can do it!
- Ms. Steuben: Steve, it's not a good sign when you have to give your bread a pep talk.
- [On the phone]
- Laura: Steve, I can't talk now. I'm cooking breakfast. No, you're not invited. It's just for the family... Steve... stop begging.
- Carl: This baby has a remote. I'll be in all the videos.
- Estelle "Mother": Then, you'll need a wide-angle lense.